Question about Dishwashers
Hello, Welcome to FixYa. The pump filter in your dishwasher is ( in theory anyway ) self-cleaning. The pump well/sump does get quite dirty though and yes, can be difficult to remove. I find removing the top rack to be the best place to start. However I also find sometimes visual "how to" instructions are better than explanations, therefor I`ve attached a video for you to check out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRCCrEwrst8&NR=1 ( not sure if the "link" works sending via my iphone so you may have to copy & paste ) This should help you get to the pump filter, spray arm and check for food deposit, broken glass, undissolved detergent and general water deposit built up in the sump well. The key is to get in there and clean it all out, This will be applicable to most Whirlpool, Inglis, Kenmore, Kitchen-Aid, Jenn-Air. When you`re finished run it through a test cycle and see how it goes. You may even want to run it empty with just a bowl of "white vinegar" on the top rack for a dishwasher vinegar bath. Unfortunately I don't have a manual though. You could try "searspartsdirect.com" they may have one available for purchase. Let me know how you make out and what you find. Good luck. Regards, Macmarkus :)
Posted on Sep 11, 2010
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